About us

Great Lakes Pet Emergencies (GLPE) has been a staple of the tri-cities for more than 10 years. Our hospital opened in 1999 after many of the local veterinarians identified a need in our area for more advanced, comprehensive after hours emergency care for their patients. Construction on our modern, state-of-the-art hospital was completed in 2000. Our facility has an open floor plan featuring ICU cages in our treatment room for close supervision and monitoring of all our patients, oxygen delivery cages, an isolation ward, a large surgery suite, in-house laboratory, and complete pharmacy. In addition, a total renovation of our client areas was completed in 2010, creating a warm, calming atmosphere for all of our arriving patients and families. We do not provide vaccinations or perform routine health procedures at our facility in an effort to have our staff and doctors always available for your pet’s illness or injury. Our practice is designed to support, not compete with, your regular daytime veterinary hospital.

Because your pet’s health is extremely important to us, our hospital has invested in some of the most modern monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic equipment available. Our hospital has digital radiography,

ultrasound, endoscopy, telemetry, continuous oxygen administration, an anesthetic ventilator and blood gas and lactate analysis. Our anesthetic monitors are equipped with ECG, main-stream capnography, non-invasive blood pressure, continuous temperature monitor, and pulse oximetry to ensure every pet has the safest anesthetic experience possible.

JGrantBioDr. JoLynne Grant

Dr. JoLynne Grant grew up in Bay City.  She moved back to the Great Lakes Bay area in 1999 and opened Great Lakes Pet Emergencies.  She and her husband have a golden retriever named Coach and a Labrador retriever named Ziva.  They all enjoy swimming and travelling around Michigan.  Dr. Grant can often be found playing trivia in local contests.

Dr. Grant has practiced emergency medicine since graduating from Michigan State University.  She enjoys working with the many different types of patients that emergency medicine and critical care treatment present, from dogs with muzzles full of porcupine quills to labs eating socks or rocks or bones  or…

LindsayBioLindsay Graham Stachowiak

One of our original employees from when we started in 1999, Lindsay became the full-time practice manager of our hospital in 2008. Her passion for animals has been there her entire life, growing up with dogs, cats, horses, and even a rabbit. Lindsay’s favorite part about her job is being able to help heal sick or injured animals while also comforting worried or stressed pet owners. “I bring compassion and caring to every patient and family I work with. I understand how difficult it can be to be worried about a member of your furry family.” She enjoys the fast pace of an emergency hospital and is always enthusiastic about her work.

When not at work, Lindsay enjoys spending time horseback riding and vacationing in warmer climates with her husband and daughter.  Lindsay also shares her life with a Golden Retriever Emma and cats Sully and Virgil.

JodieBio2Dr. Jodie Spencer

Dr. Jodie Spencer graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.  She started her career as a small animal practitioner in Goshen, Indiana.   After 8 years in general practice, she decided to jump into the adventures of emergency medicine.  Dr. Spencer has worked at Great Lakes Pet Emergencies since 2002. She especially enjoys being able to provide comfort to animals in their time of greatest need and compassion to owners faced with difficult decisions.  She thrives on the split-second decision making required in challenging acute care situations. Professionally, she focuses on always providing the most current and up-to-date knowledge available to her patients.

Dr. Spencer lives in a small community in northern Michigan with a mischievous black cat named Dobby and her husband of 20 years.  She is active in community service organizations and believes in volunteering her time to local charitable causes.  In the summer, she can be found in her vegetable garden, camping or enjoying Lake Huron.  Her long-term goal is to visit every Michigan State Park.

MattBioDr. Matt Bullock

Dr. Matt Bullock is originally from California but went to Michigan State University for veterinary school.  After deciding on practicing emergency medicine, he moved back to Michigan.  He and his wife live on a small farm and have pet goats and ducks, in addition to a dog and cat.

AudoBioDr. Amanda Audo

Dr. Audo started working at Great Lakes Pet Emergencies in July of 2011.  She went to Michigan State University for both her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed a 1-year rotating internship in small animal medicine at Veterinary Specialty Center in suburban Chicago, Illinois before moving back to Michigan.  She has a dog named Harper Lee and a cat and enjoys spending time with them on her days off.  She also enjoys reading fiction, traveling, and hiking.

Dr. Michelle Storck

Dr. Michelle Storck attended the Royal Veterinary College in London, England where she graduated in 2007.  She practiced in the UK for 7 years in general practice, emergency practice, and relief work; prior to moving back to the United States to practice.  She has 3 rough and tumble boys and 3 furry children also: a cat named “Kitty”, a Border Collie named “Duke”, and a rat named “Groot”.